TRIO is education opportunity for first generation and/or limited-income students. In 1965, Congress established a number of programs to help first generation and/or limited-income students enter college. These programs were created under Title IV of the Higher Educational Act of 1965. TRIO began with Upward Bound, which was initiated out of the Economic Opportunity act of 1964 as a response to the administrationâ??s â??War on Povertyâ??. In 1965, Educational Talent Search was created and Student Support Service came in 1968. Over the years, more programs were added to reach more students who need assistance. Most recently added is the TRIO Dissemination Partnership, which was established in 1998.